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acromegaly a chronic disease causing abnormal enlargement of the hands, feet, and parts of the face, usu. caused by a tumor of the pituitary gland.
AIDS-related complex a condition characterized by enlargement of the lymph nodes that may be an early sign of AIDS.
blowup an enlargement, as of a photograph. [1/3 definitions]
dilatation in medicine, the state or condition of abnormal enlargement of an organ, cavity, or canal of the body.
elephantiasis a chronic tropical disease, usu. caused by nematode worms, marked by lymphatic obstruction that results in an enormous enlargement and hardening of the skin and tissue just below the skin, esp. of the legs and scrotum.
excrescence abnormal enlargement or growth; hypertrophy. [1/3 definitions]
Graves' disease a disorder characterized by excessive thyroid secretion that causes enlargement of the thyroid and higher basal metabolism and pulse rate.
hemochromatosis an iron metabolism disorder, characterized by brownish skin pigmentation, enlargement of the liver, and diabetes.
hyperplasia an abnormal, nonmalignant increase in cells of an organ or tissue, or the enlargement resulting from this increase.
hypertrophy an abnormal growth or enlargement of some body part, esp. such growth because of enlargement rather than proliferation of cells. [1/2 definitions]
Reye's syndrome a rare, acute, often fatal disease that chiefly affects children, usu. follows a viral disease, and is characterized by fever, vomiting, enlargement of the brain and liver, and neurological disorders.
spavin the swelling or enlargement so caused. [1/2 definitions]
splint an abnormal bony growth on or enlargement of the splint bone in a horse or related animal. [1/3 definitions]
varicosity a pathological condition of abnormal swelling and enlargement, usu. of the veins of the legs. [1/2 definitions]